HRSA Administrator Tours New England, Awards for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis, Funding to End HIV Epidemic, and more

September 1, 2022

HRSA Administrator Tours New England


HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) visited with officials at HRSA-funded Gifford Health Care in Randolph, VT on Friday, August 26. Earlier in the day, the Administrator appeared on a roundtable at the University of Vermont to discuss the agency's health care workforce programs.

On Saturday, August 27, the Administrator visited Fenway Health in Boston, home of the HRSA-funded Fenway Institute -- supported by the HIV/AIDS Bureau as a Technical Assistance center focused on developing new approaches to helping people live with the virus. Fenway is also a participant in the HRSA Monkeypox Vaccine Distribution Initiative.

On Monday, August 29, Administrator Johnson announced over $20 million in maternal health awards at the Stephens Memorial Hospital, a MaineHealth critical access facility. She also participated at a round table to highlight the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program and reaffirm our commitment to expanding access to obstetrics and maternal care in underserved rural communities

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HRSA Announces Over $20 Million in Awards to Implement Biden-Harris Administration Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis; Reduce Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health

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Funding Supports Community-based Doulas, Rural Obstetric Care, New State Task Forces to Tackle Maternal Health Disparities, and Investments in Infant Health Equity.

August 29 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced investments of over $20 million to improve maternal and infant health and implement the White House Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis - PDF. Funding aims to help reduce disparities in maternal and birth outcomes, expand and diversify the workforce caring for pregnant and postpartum individuals, increase access to obstetrics care in rural communities, and support states in tackling inequities in maternal and infant health.

Read the press release.

HHS Secretary Becerra Announces More Than $20 Million in Funding to End HIV Epidemic


The funding will expand HIV prevention, testing, and treatment services at health centers nationwide.

August 23 - At the National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced more than $20 million in funding to expand HIV prevention, testing, and treatment services at health centers nationwide. The funding – awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to 64 health centers – is part of HHS’ Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, which aims to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the U.S. by 90 percent by 2030.

Read the press release

2022 National Ryan White Conference

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More than 8,600 HRSA grant recipients, subrecipients, stakeholders, providers, planning body members, federal staff, and people with lived experience participated in the 2022 National Ryan White Conference from August 23-26.

The conference had over 160 workshops, four plenary sessions, nearly 100 interactive poster presentations, and almost 40 virtual exhibits.

HRSA Celebrates Health Centers Across the Country

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HRSA Regional Administrator Cheryl Donald (third from right) visited Corporacion SANOS (PR). She toured the mobile clinic.

During National Health Center Week 2022, HRSA leadership and staff were thrilled to join communities in celebrating the incredible work of our nation’s health centers.

HRSA representatives had a chance to meet with health center patients and providers across the country while they toured health centers, celebrated staff appreciation days, attended community events, and spoke at ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

Watch and share HRSA’s new “Heart of a Health Center” video, and keep spreading the word about the life-changing and life-saving work of health centers!

HRSA Virtual Job Fair in September


Join our live Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, September 14, 6-9:30 p.m. ET, where we'll connect health care professionals with representatives from health care facilities across the country.

Register to learn more about hundreds of open positions, hear details about benefit packages, and find out how you can help underserved communities.

Upcoming Maternal and Child Health Webinars


Our Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) will host two webinars for researchers and public health professionals.

Both webinars are part of the MCHB Engaging Research Innovations and Challenges (EnRICH) webinar series. EnRICH provides a national forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate solutions to contemporary challenges in maternal and child health.

New United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI)+ Initiative with HRSA to support Uniform Data System (UDS) Modernization

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We are working with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on a USCDI+ collaboration to support our UDS reporting through the UDS Modernization Initiative.

This work will align the UDS with interoperability standards and transition to patient-level reporting requirements with USCDI and other quality reporting efforts.   

Read the blog post. 

Assessing Technology Readiness for HIV-Related Mental Health/Substance Use Services

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The study explored opportunities for enhanced screening using telehealth and electronic patient-reported outcomes at five HRSA-funded Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clinics in Alabama – one of seven mostly rural states prioritized for the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative. While there were concerns among survey respondents around lack of in-person interaction, the study revealed opportunities to expand technology use in rural areas.

Read the article.

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  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National Sickle Cell Month
  • Newborn Screening Awareness Month
  • National Suicide Prevention Month and Week (4-10)
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (18)

Funding Opportunities


Health Workforce

Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program apply by October 18

Geriatrics Academic Career Awards - apply by November 3

Health Centers

Service Area Competition (HRSA-23-021) - apply by September 12

Service Area Competition (HRSA-23-022) - apply by October 11

National Training and Technical Assistance Partners (NTTAP) - apply by October 14

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Evaluation Cooperative Agreement - apply by October 31

Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) - apply by November 8

Rural Health Network Development Program - apply by November 22


AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Emergency Relief Funds (ERF) - apply by October 11

Maternal and Child Health

Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs - apply by September 8

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) - apply by October 12

Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership - apply by November 7

National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Center - apply by November 16

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